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View Poll Results: In accordance with your understanding of our Constution, should the mosque be built?

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Thread: Why no Mosque at Ground Zero?

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    Lots of discussion on both ends of the issue regarding the building of an Islamic Mosque/Community Center at Ground Zero. Why or why not?
    I hear lots of talk about "big goobermint" staying out of private business, and this outcry seems to contradict the laissez faire attitude. While most would agree they don't want it built, I'm just wondering if folks feel it is Constitutionally justified to deny them the right to build based on their religion, or if a special exception should be made to deny them that ability?

    After re-reading the Constitution, I have to vote to let build, even though I think its a bad idea.
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    I didn't have to read the Constitution to know they have the right to build but hope that there are legal ways to prevent it or make it too difficult and expensive to pursue.
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    All Congress has to do is declare Ground Zero a National Monument and no mosque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman0046 View Post
    All Congress has to do is declare Ground Zero a National Monument and no mosque.

    So is this actually ground zero?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    So is this actually ground zero?
    I don't think it is. Close tho...
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    The poll is really not answerable ... in accordance with the Constitution, one cannot answer "no" based on insensitivity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    So is this actually ground zero?
    Since part of the landing gear of one of the planes crashed thru the roof of the building one could argue that it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Clinchy View Post
    The poll is really not answerable ... in accordance with the Constitution, one cannot answer "no" based on insensitivity.
    Exactly. The people who propose to build it should be the ones to decide it is too insensitive to build it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
    Exactly. The people who propose to build it should be the ones to decide it is too insensitive to build it there.
    However, through freedom of speech, others may voice their objections so that those who propose to build it can be made aware of the insensitivity of the proposal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Lots of discussion on both ends of the issue regarding the building of an Islamic Mosque/Community Center at Ground Zero. Why or why not?
    I hear lots of talk about "big goobermint" staying out of private business, and this outcry seems to contradict the laissez faire attitude. While most would agree they don't want it built, I'm just wondering if folks feel it is Constitutionally justified to deny them the right to build based on their religion, or if a special exception should be made to deny them that ability?

    After re-reading the Constitution, I have to vote to let build, even though I think its a bad idea.
    The fear and hate mongers have seized this issue for political gain. The fact is muslims represent a HUGE chunk of the population in and around the area in question. The other fact nobody seems willing to address is that the Muslim population of NY city did NOT blow up the trade center. A very small contingent of foreign fanatics who call themselves Muslims did. There is a difference. To blame all Muslims for the trade center destruction is akin to blaming all Jews for the death of Christ. It is ludicrous. Hate mongers are having a field day with this one.
    Where Muslims, Jews, Christians, Atheists, or anybody else choose to worship is their business. Nobody with half a brain cares anyway.

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